Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 47
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Penthode
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Penthode
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I would not suggest using any wire less than 14 gauge on a 6 volt system. I rewired my car and used 10 gauge up to the fuse block, 12 gauge for headlights and wiper motor and 14 gauge elsewhere....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By Penthode
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

There are three air-fuel circuits in the Zenith: one for low speed, one high speed and one for idle. The idle circuit is most critical when stopping for if the air-fuel passage is restricted or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By Penthode
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

I do not know what the fuss is. The car was designed for six volts. American cars were 6 volts for decades with no problem. My car remains six volts and it runs fine.

A bigger concern is fuses. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By Penthode
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

I honestly do not see the point of putting a modern radio or any modern musical appliance in a Ford Model A.

On the other hand, if you want to remain strictly period, I like the solution offered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,295
Posted By Penthode
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

I first tried driving my Ford using only hand signals. Today's drivers think you are waving.

The indicators are a must in today's traffic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Penthode
Re: Rear Axle Fastener Torque

I'd remove and replace the bolts with the proper Ford fasteners. It's not expensive and you can properly torque the bolts and know it's done right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Penthode
Re: Steering 7 Sector Bush Dimensions?

Bump. I would be grateful if someone could provide the stock outer diameter and length of the standard 7 tooth bush. The company I linked to above provides the bushing with a correct inner diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Penthode
Re: Timing

Of course the rotor positioning dictates the firing order. The points opening dictates the absolute timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Penthode
Re: Dies at idle... Help

Have you checked the carburetor "secret passage" between the idle screw and the carburetor throat? There is a small hole in the throat immediately above the throttle flap which is the idle passage. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Penthode
Steering 7 Sector Bush Dimensions?

Hi All,

I would like to rebuild my 7 tooth steering box. I have a lathe and would like to experiment with eccentric bushes to minimize the sector to worm backlash.

I found a company on line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Penthode
Re: Ignition troubles

Should not make that much difference. The point should be do you measure battery voltage on both terminals when the points open? And we assume the points do open to the correct gap when the points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By Penthode
Re: Zenith rebuilds

Ed, I rebuilt my carburetor and made your aforementioned checks including the throttle shafts and manifold gaskets. The car ran well but I could not get the idle to work.
Made sure the well was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By Penthode
Re: Zenith rebuilds

Read my post from last week. On rebuilding my carburetor I missed cleaning the vital idle passage
From no idle, after cleaning this passage, the car purrs.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By Penthode
Re: Lighting dims question

I strongly disagree. Without touching the brakes and switching on the headlamps only, the horn diminishes.

It is the wiring. Think about Ohm's Law. It is the DC resistance from the battery to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,846
Posted By Penthode
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

Sounds like the fuse is bad. With a good fuse, you should never measure a voltage across it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By Penthode
Re: Lighting dims question

As this thread has gone cold without any resolution and since my methodical approach has gone unnoticed, I thought a picture or two would take the place of a 1000 words.

There are clues in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Penthode
Re: Need electrical help

What is the polarity of your car? It was originally positive ground: is it now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By Penthode
Re: Lighting dims question

There is a logical way of looking at this. If you read a constant nominal 6 volts at the battery and it does not change when the brakes are applied, it is not the cut-out.

A methodical measurement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By Penthode
Re: Lighting dims question

I just reread your original post. You indicate that even with no brakes applied, the horn diminishes with just the lights on.

This points to a bad (high resistance) common connection. If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By Penthode
Re: Lighting dims question

There is only one of two reasons for the lights dimming. But first, what is the ammeter reading?

1. If the ammeter indicates a heavy discharge (needle pegged negative), then there is a short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Penthode
Re: A Carburetor Story

But as I said, I had checked the idle jet but not the passage way in the upper casting. Not until I forced the wire from a paper clip through the passage and made sure it was fully clear did I get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Penthode
Re: A Carburetor Story

I want to remind you from my earlier post, I did not redrill the idle jet. But the key was making sure the passages in the upper casting were clear. Upon earlier overhauling my carburetor, I failed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Penthode
Re: A Carburetor Story

I think the main problem causing the stop stall is the idle circuit in the Zenith.A good understanding of the operation of the Zenith is important to diagnosis and this site helped me:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Penthode
A Carburetor Story

I had been frustrated for sometime with stalling of my '29 Tudor when pulling up to a stop. I have performed all the standard tests and remedies including checking ignition , fuel flow and removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,694
Posted By Penthode
Re: Turning Model A Rear Brake Drums

Many many years ago, as an impoverished student, my process for arching the shoes was to put the shoe to the drum, eye it and try and poke .005" shim along the entire shoe contact. If there were any...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 47

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.